District Administrative Staff
Gallo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cleveland State University and a Master of Education Degree in Administration from Bowling Green State University. He brings fourteen years of educational experience to Keystone. At the Clearview and Elyria School Districts, he served in a variety of positions, including classroom teacher, athletic director, assistant principal, and high school principal.
Michael Resar holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Akron. He spent the last five years working as an Auditor in the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office where he audited school districts, cities and other governmental entities. Prior to his employment with the State Auditor’s Office, he worked in the Accounting Department at the Lorain County Auditor’s Office for four years. Michael interned with the District, in the Treasurer’s Office, in 2013 where he obtained his Treasurer’s license.Click here to access reports and news updates - Treasurer's Webpage
Dave Kish spent three years as the principal at KES and prior to that was an administrator in the Streetsboro City Schools. Mr. Kish's teaching career included stops in Marion, Ashland, and Chardon.He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Hiram College and earned his Master of Administration from Ashland University.In addition, he earned his Superintendent's License from Ashland.
Jody White is the Food Service Supervisor of Keystone Local Schools.White has been in this position since the 2008. Prior to this position, she worked for the district at the West Carlisle location. White received her Dietary Manager's Certification from the University of Akron and also holds a Safety and Sanitation Certification for food service. In addition, she belongs to the School Nutrition Association.
Prior to his employment at Keystone, Mike Smith worked at public schools, first as a bus mechanic, then as a maintenance employee for 26 years. Smith is a 1979 graduate of Wellington High School; he also attended Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis Indiana. Before working in public schools, he spent roughly 10 years as a John Deere farm machinery mechanic.
Donna Knight holds a Bachelor's in Kindergarten through Eighth-grade Education and a Master's degree in Talented Developmental Education from Ashland University. She earned her principal licensure from Concordia University, and is currently in the process of writing her dissertation in pursuit of her Doctoral degree in Leadership from Concordia. Donna began teaching in 1995, and joined the Keystone staff in 2000 when she became the teacher of Gifted & Talented students.
Jackie Vance comes to the district with 19 years of experience
serving students in Special Education populations. Jackie most recently worked in the Cleveland
Heights University Heights School District as the High Schools Program
Specialist for Special Education and Discipline where she oversaw the 350 high
school student’s compliance and services along with handling discipline
concerns. Ms. Vance worked for 15 years
in separate facilities in Northeast Ohio.
She started as an intervention specialist at Edison School in Elyria and
then held multiple positions with Education Alternatives, a separate facility
program for students with behavioral and emotional needs as the Director of
Special Education/ Curriculum and Principal for K-12 students. Jackie earned her Bachelor’s degree from
Bowling Green State University and her Masters / Principal Licensure from John